California Governor Gavin Newsom has announced a panel of more than 70 business leaders and more that would advise on the reopening of the state’s economy.
Disney Executive Chairman Bob Iger will be the representative for the company in California. Iger is no longer CEO of Disney, but he has reportedly taken control of the company back to help guide it through these uncharted waters.
The goal of the Governor Newsom’s task force is to advise on the steps needed to reopen the economy and provide the perspective of businesses located within the state.
California has not determined a timeline for when the state will reopen, and Disneyland remains closed for the moment.
The mayor of Orange County is putting together a task force to look into reopening the economy. It is worth noting up front that no timelines have been established as to when the economy could reopen, but a task force has been assembled. The task force contains over 50 members from local businesses and more. Representing Disney is Thomas Mazloum, the Senior Vice President of Resorts and Transportation Operations. According to Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, Disney will play a critical role on the task force, having more experience with operations and reopenings thanks to a phased approach at Shanghai Disneyland.